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Behind the scenes at the Hyperloop Technologies lab

Journey inside the lab working on a prototype for Hyperloop with this episode of Van Alen Sessions Tunnel Vision.

Conceived by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the idea is for passengers to travel at near supersonic speeds in minivan-sized pods fired through a frictionless tube – providing a faster, cheaper and more energy-efficient means of high-speed travel.

The $6 billion high-speed transportation system would connect Los Angeles and San Francisco in just half an hour.

This video examines the project within the larger context of high-speed rail initiatives in California and the debate surrounding private versus public investment in infrastructure. 

 

Further reading:
The hyperloop alternative to a very fast train